May. 19th, 2009

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Created after a particularly frustrating facebook conversation with one or two people who should know better.

As a society, we HAVE to get over this notion that rapists wear glowing neon signs advertising their status above their heads.
Rapists are sons. They are husbands, fathers and brothers. They have jobs and pay the bills. They DON'T spend all their time plotting rapes (except in extremely rare circumstances). They're usually just people who took advantage of a situation - because they could, because they have never been taught to STOP. AND. THINK. about what they're doing, that other people do not belong to them, that coercion is wrong, that their desires do not take precedence over others', all sorts of small, damaging attitudes that add up to enormous landslide of sexual assault.

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